PHOENIX - A California divorce lawyer accused of murder in Arizona has been released from jail after his case was dismissed.
The release of Robert Fischer of Irvine on Monday night stemmed from a Feb. 28 decision by a judge who concluded the case's evidence didn't support a jury's guilty verdict against Fischer, threw out the conviction and granted a new trial.
Prosecutors are still pursuing the case and plan to appeal the Feb. 28 ruling.
Nearly three months ago, Fischer was convicted of second-degree murder in the December 2010 shooting death of his stepdaughter's husband, 49-year-old Norman "Lee" Radder, in Queen Creek.
Fischer was visiting the family when Radder died of a single shot from Fischer's handgun into Radder's right eye after an evening of drinking.